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Old Toffer's book of consequential dogs / Christopher Reid ; drawings by Elliot Elam.

By: Reid, Christopher, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Elam, Elliot [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Faber & Faber, 2018Description: 107 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780571334094; 0571334091.Other title: Old Toffers book of consequential dogs.Subject(s): Dogs -- PoetryDDC classification: 821/.914
Contents:
A rowdy assembly -- The naming of dogs -- Flo : the philosophical foxhound -- Heath, hill, park and street -- Lola's circus -- Dobson : the dog detective -- Boffo dogs -- Howling Jenny -- Leopold : prince of lap dogs -- Towzle versus the trainers -- Molly : a dog of the night -- Frazzlesprat -- Jack and Jill : a pait of mutts -- Praise song for the Ballybeg Rosie -- Benbow's ghost -- Doggerl and Wagtail -- A Wagtail sonnet -- Dog Juan -- Bess : the champion peopledog -- Old bloke -- The stray -- Fill your home with happy hounds!
Summary: "T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats."-- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

I've rounded up a rowdy assembly
Of my own Consequential Dogs
As counterparts to Eliot's mogs.
Mine are a rough and ready bunch:
You wouldn't take them out to lunch . . .
But if they strike you as friendly, funny,
Full of bounce and fond of a romp,
Forgetful of poetic pomp,
I trust you'll take them as you find them
And, at the very least, not mind them.

T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world.

For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.

Poetry.

A rowdy assembly -- The naming of dogs -- Flo : the philosophical foxhound -- Heath, hill, park and street -- Lola's circus -- Dobson : the dog detective -- Boffo dogs -- Howling Jenny -- Leopold : prince of lap dogs -- Towzle versus the trainers -- Molly : a dog of the night -- Frazzlesprat -- Jack and Jill : a pait of mutts -- Praise song for the Ballybeg Rosie -- Benbow's ghost -- Doggerl and Wagtail -- A Wagtail sonnet -- Dog Juan -- Bess : the champion peopledog -- Old bloke -- The stray -- Fill your home with happy hounds!

"T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats."-- Publisher's description.

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I've rounded up a rowdy assembly Of my own Consequential Dogs As counterparts to Eliot's mogs. Mine are a rough and ready bunch: You wouldn't take them out to lunch . . . But if they strike you as friendly, funny, Full of bounce and fond of a romp, Forgetful of poetic pomp, I trust you'll take them as you find them And, at the very least, not mind them. Excerpted from Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs by Christopher Reid All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Reid, an award-winning British poet who has written books for both adults and children, was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber from 1991-1999 and winner of the Signal Award in 2000 for All Sorts, his children's book of verse. He has written Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs as a companion volume to Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats at the invitation of the Estate of the late T.S. Eliot who created the book's title, and then never had a chance to write the poems himself. Reid admits, in his first poem, that he is "trying to imitate the style/Of T.S.E., who thought it fun/To faze and flummox everyone/With far-fetched and old-fangled words." In the 21 poems that follow, Reid provides an enjoyable and intriguing introduction to a variety of dog species, singling each of them out for the distinctive inbred traits and characteristics that their owners find most appealing (e.g., "Flo: the Philosophical Foxhound;" "Molly: A Dog of the Night;" and "Frazzlesprat, a dog who wanted to be a cat.") -VERDICT Cleverly worded and presented, this collection pairs beautifully with Eliot's famous book of feline poetry and offers an enjoyable reading/listening treat for many ages.-Susan Scheps, formerly at Shaker Public Library, OH © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.